campus sexual assault

  • Legal Momentum welcomes news that colleges and universities in the Big 12 football conference (following the lead of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), will bar transfer students who have been disciplined for “sexual assault, domestic violence, or other forms of sexual violence” from participating in collegiate football.  That rule was put into effect, partly, in response to a Baylor University football student, Sam Ukwuachu, who was sentenced to 6 months behind bars, and 10 years probation for sexually assaulting a Baylor female soccer player.  Ukwuachu transferred from Boise Sta
  • On Saturday, August 15, 2015, a diverse group of high school and college students, parents, university administrators and faculty, government officials, parents, activists, and others gathered at a movie theater in Bellevue, WA, for a screening of the riveting documentary on campus sexual assault, The Hunting Ground, followed by a thought-provoking and informative panel discussion of the issues raised in the film.
  • Surviving Campus Sexual Assault: An Overview of Your Rights as a Student
  • A college rape prevention program sounds like a good idea. Everyone’s heard about the sexual assault epidemic plaguing college campuses; this type of program seems like the right response to an issue that has long gone ignored. A rape prevention program that is effective and that decreases the likelihood of rape and sexual assault is a welcome step forward. But a rape prevention program that is specifically for women takes the wrong approach.
  • Legal Momentum Helps Pass Cuomo’s “Enough Is Enough” Bill
  • Letter Advocating Funding Increase for U.S. Dept.
  • The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault releases its model memorandum of understanding for colleges and law enforcement.Good news: Last week the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault issued its long-awaited model memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) on how universities and colleges should work together to handle campus sexual assault.
  • Legal Momentum’s Department of Education complaint against Brown University is currently being featured in a New York Times “Op-Doc” “Brown's 'Rape List,' Revisited.” The sh
  • Legal Momentum is deeply involved in requiring schools to improve their efforts to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking and to respond to survivors. We work to ensure that schools keep students safe from sexual assault by implementing effective, victim-centered policies that comply with Title IX and the Clery Act.